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On-Campus Scholarships

On-campus scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, academic colleges, various campus departments and associations. These are available for both incoming and/or continuing students and are generally awarded based on financial need, merit, leadership, talent and community service. Some scholarships may require a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrollment criteria may vary by each scholarship.

Additional details for each scholarship are provided as a reference under:

  • Incoming Freshman
  • All Majors
  • By College
  • Palm Desert

Application Process

The online application is available to current CSUSB students and incoming CSUSB 'applicants' with a Coyote ID. The general online application (accessible via MyCoyote) must be submitted electronically by the deadline listed on the application. In addition to the online application and autobiographical statement, a letter of recommendation is required to be uploaded into the application no later than one week after the application deadline by a teacher or faculty member. Students who complete a general application will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Awarding and Notification Process

Scholarships are normally awarded during the spring and summer for the upcoming academic year. During that time, scholarship award notifications will be sent which will include the name and amount of the scholarship. The award will also be posted to MyCoyote. Consideration for additional scholarship awards may continue throughout the academic year.


A complete scholarship application will consist of the following:

  • The CSUSB on line scholarship application
  • An autobiographical statement
  • One online letter of recommendation from a current or previous instructor

For further information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (909) 537-5227.